Industry News

FCC: no bargain here.

The FCC has finalized a historic $2.3 million fine against pirate radio operators, César and Luis Angel Ayora, for their unlicensed station, “Radio Impacto 2” in Queens, NY. The Ayoras faced 77 apparent violations over years, leading to the substantial…

RTDNA seeks live Trump trial coverage.

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has formally requested live audio and video coverage of the impending March 2024 trial linked to the January 6th events involving former President Donald Trump. Presently, Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 53 generally…

Contracting bands.

The Federal Communications Commission has just released the latest data regarding licensed broadcast radio stations. Despite an overall positive trend for radio, the figures reveal a decline in both AM and commercial FM stations. The challenges persist for AM radio…

Radio Hall of Fame recognizes departed greats.

The Museum of Broadcast Communications has revealed the names of the 12 esteemed posthumous inductees for the 2023 Radio Hall of Fame. These luminaries are being honored for their contributions to the radio field, encompassing roles ranging from on-air personalities…

FCC sticks with five.

The US Senate has reaffirmed the appointments of FCC Commissioners Brendan Carr and Geoffrey Starks, completing the Commission’s lineup under Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. This confirmation follows Anna Gomez’s recent swearing-in as the fifth Commissioner. NAB President/CEO Curtis LeGeyt extended congratulations,…

FCC’s Digital Radio Boost Proposal: One Week Left to Comment.

The Federal Communications Commission is five days away from closing all replies on its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) aimed at enhancing digital radio’s over-the-air reach. Interested parties have through Friday, October 6 to submit reply comments referencing MB Docket…

BFOA Mixer on the move.

The Broadcasters Foundation of America is bringing its Media Mixer series to Chicago on November 1, following the success of the inaugural event in New York City. This event will provide attendees with the chance to interact with peers, industry…

FCC Extends Deadline for 2024 Attorney Honors Program.

The Federal Communications Commission has extended the application deadline for its Fall 2024 Attorney Honors Program. The new deadline is October 24, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The Attorney Honors Program is a two-year employment and training program for graduating…

Court to Commission: Finish what you started.

The FCC has been ordered by the DC Circuit of the US Court of Appeals to finalize its delayed 2018 quadrennial review of media ownership rules within the next 90 days. The court’s ruling comes at a time when the…